Being offended does not destroy the other person!
It destroys YOU!
The destruction is always felt in many dimensions. The dimension we live in is touched because now we are walking around with hurt feelings, and as Joyce says, “hurt people, hurt people”.
It also touches your walk with God, in fact, it doesn’t touch it, it eats it away.
New King James Version (NKJV)
3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
DID YOU GET THAT? THEY WERE OFFENDED, AND HE WASN’T ABLE TO DO MIGHTY WORKS THERE…….THEY WERE UNABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF GOD. OFFENSE STOPS THE POWER OF GOD FROM BEING ABLE TO WORK IN OUR LIVES!!!
Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.
MANY FALL AWAY FROM JESUS BECAUSE OF OFFENSES. SOME BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL, BUT OTHERS IN THE GOSPEL. If you are in God’s HOME, you will be offended. Father’s house is filled with brothers and sisters and everyone hurts each other. Majority of the time it is accidental, yet, I have watched many walk away because they took offense over an accidental statement or action. I have watched people leave Father’s home because they took on the offense of another person. All could cost you your eternity with Christ.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will [a]begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
ONCE THE OFFENSE HAS TAKEN ROOT, NOW THEY START HATING AND DEVOURING. Watch the venom coming out of your mouth, watch the walls that are built, watch how you pull away. Each action screams, OFFENSE!
Today you can be FREE !
Confess your sin, REPENT, and get right!
Jesus will forgive you and make you clean again.
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His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy